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Media in Episerver are files that can be, for instance, an image, a document (such as a pdf document or a Word document), a video or mp3 files. Media is managed from the media library on the Media tab in the assets pane. Here you can create folders and upload media files. You can then make use of your media by dragging them into an Episerver CMS page or a block, or associating them with a product in Episerver Commerce.

Searching for media

Use the search field at the top of the pane to enter search criteria and retrieve media files. Clicking a search result expands the folder where the file is located. To browse for media files, click a folder to expand the folders and content beneath it.

Uploading media

Media files are most easily uploaded through drag-and-drop from a file location on your computer to the upload area. You can also click directly in the upload area to add files. Or, you can select Upload Files in the context menu for the target folder to which you want to upload files.

Depending on your implementation, media files may not be automatically published when uploaded. To implement automatic publishing of uploaded media, editors who upload must have publish access rights for the folder to which the media is uploaded. See Access rights in the Administrator User Guide for more information.

Inserting media

You can either add links to uploaded media files, or insert images and embedded media such as videos. For more information on these tasks, see Adding links, Adding and editing images and Adding embedded media.

Previewing media

Media files in list views are represented by thumbnail images. Common image file formats are rendered for preview by default in Episerver, but other rendering formats can be developed.

Downloading media

Select the desired media file in the Media structure, and select Download in the context menu. Or, if you are previewing the media file, select Download this file from the Options combo button.

Editing metadata for media

Available metadata fields depend on the implementation; for images they can be, for instance, photographer, description and copyright information. Select Edit for the desired media file in the Media structure, and then the All Properties editing view to edit the metadata properties.

Renaming media

Select the media file in the Media structure and then the All Properties editing view, and change the Name and the Name in URL.

Renaming a folder or media file changes its URL. This does not break internal links on the website, but incoming links from external websites may break.

Replacing media

To replace an existing media file with another, upload a new file with the exact same name to the same folder as the file you want to replace. A replaced media file is published immediately, affecting all places on the website where the file is used.

When replacing images, the changes may not be immediately visible due to website caching. Refresh the page to see the changes.

Managing media file versions

Versions for media files are managed in the same way as for other types of content, that is, by using the Versions gadget. Refer to Publishing and managing versions for more information.

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